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Milk And Cookies

We literally wanted to lick the cover of Milk And Cookies ($25) when we stumbled across it at the bookstore, but we didn't want to be the sad girl making out with a book in the shady corners of the reference section. Honestly though, there... [More]

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Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People

Don't even pretend you don't want to know what everyone else is doing with their life, their house, their friends, and their gardens. You're on Facebook, nuff said. Satisfy your inner busybody with Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People ($46). Get an inside look at fabulous... [More]

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Celebrate: Chicken Soup for the Shopper's Soul

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and... [More]

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Alluring Lettuces

Why hello there, lettuce. What are you coyly hiding beneath your leaves? Is that bacon and cherry tomatoes you little minx? Despite what it sounds like Alluring Lettuces ($17) is actually a cool reference book with history, lore, and growing suggestions for 75 unique types... [More]

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The Paris Wife

Chronicling the marriage of Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemingway, The Paris Wife ($18) by Paula McLain is a compelling and dramatic (would we expect anything less from the likes of Hemingway?) story of their life during Jazz Age Paris. Between heightened expectations, deception, and struggles... [More]

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1, 2, 3 Sew

We've been itching to improve our sewing skills beyond simple pillows and purses, and 1, 2, 3 Sew ($17) is just the book to teach us. Ellen Baker uses a unique style to improve sewing skills by teaching in threes. The first project is simple,... [More]

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Jamie's Food Revolution

It's tempting to buy Jamie's Food Revolution ($13) simply because the cover makes us giggle, but from the reviews we perused it's worth its weight in paper (something increasingly less common, we've noticed). Generously sprinkled with tons of pictures, techniques, and recipes, once again we're... [More]

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Exes and Ohs: A Downtown Girl's (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Lust, Revenge, and a Little Facebook Stalking

So we'll admit that we're not always reading the latest on Oprah's Book Club, or challenging ourselves with a little thought-provoking non-fiction. We grab for a bit of fluffy chick-lit here and there to mix it up. We are "chicks" after all, and sometimes a... [More]

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Betty Crocker: The 300 Calorie Cookbook

Nowadays it seems like you just think about eating out and your pants fit a little tighter. What's with the giant portions, soy and corn loaded fillers, and three day sodium ration per restaurant entrée? We plan on enjoying all the coming holiday parties, so... [More]

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Written by Patrick Ness out of an idea, characters, and beginning by Siobhan Dowd (who died of cancer before she could write it), A Monster Calls ($11) has been called 'haunting and heartbreaking' and a real mix of love and grief hidden within a story.... [More]

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Rock, Paper, Cynic: The Island of Bad Ideas

So the above comic is Rock, Paper, Cynic. So's this. And also the amazing Defense of Teddy Bears. Also some stuff that's N-especially-SFW so you can go find it yourself. Basically, why do you need to hang around with people who will inexpertly and accidentally... [More]

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Gaga

Lady Gaga could possibly be the next wonder of the world! She's totally hip with a captivating voice, came out of nowhere and has amazing costumes for every performance. Gaga ($14) documents her history and sky-rocketing rise to fame as well as her music and... [More]

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The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

We'll be honest, we don't really believe in Astrology unless it says we'll meet a handsome stranger or make a ton of money in the next month. We do, however, love reading our horoscope and learning about our sign and "future". The Only Astrology Book... [More]

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The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime

We're always looking for a good book that will make us laugh and keep us on our toes. Jasper Fforde's quirky The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime ($10) is one of those books. Curl up on the couch over Thanksgiving and eat up his funny... [More]

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Celebrate: 501 Must-Read Books

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and... [More]

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Bubbly on Your Budget: Live Luxuriously with What You Have

Bubbly on Your Budget: Live Luxuriously with What You Have ($10) was first published in 1937, but is eerily apt today. As author Marjorie Hillis puts it, "Who ISN'T poor these days?" We're all working hard and still feeling the money crunch. But that doesn't... [More]

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I'm So Happy It's Happy Hour

Aren't we all so happy when it's finally happy hour? I'm So Happy It's Happy Hour ($15).... [More]

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Make The Bread, Buy The Butter by Jennifer Reese

Inside all of us is the need to get back to the basics- there is something truly satisfying about creating a meal from scratch (or nearly from scratch). Jennifer Reese's Make The Bread, Buy The Butter ($15) is one of those books that gives you... [More]

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Jane Austen Made Me Do It by Laurel Ann Nattress

We are well aware that Jane Austen has taken over the BBC and many years of our adolescence, but we're prepared to give her even more of our time as we pour over Jane Austen Made Me Do It by Laurel Ann Nattress ($10). Comprised... [More]

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Wonderstruck

You know the saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words', well Wonderstruck ($16) takes that saying to heart. Weaved between pages of stories told only in pictures and unique written word, Brian Selznick captures his reader with 460 pages of fantasy and mystery. We... [More]

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